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Windows Task Manager

As Windows loads it runs normally, then a bit later some program loads (last one to load #42) and the Task Manager goes to 100% and stays there. Commit Charge: less than 500M out of 3421M.
With all the other programs loaded it is impossible to spot which one it is.
It is NOT a virus or adware, that is causing this.
Is there an utility that can tell me when this problem loads and what order it loads in, as well as the name of the program that is causing this problem.
Or some way to identify the source of the problem.
I have Win XP, 1.5GB Ram, SP3, Norton Internet Security 2009. 50% free Hard drive space. It is currently using just 35% of my available RAM.
Yet 100% CPU usage!
Ya, Ya! Don't tell me it is the Norton or to get rid of it.
BTW I just reinstalled the OS.
This is on a Gateway 6022GZ Laptop - (no matter what I was forced to click on instead.)

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    David Lagesse Oct 17, 2008

    Windows Task Manager "CPU Usage 100%"?

  • David Lagesse
    David Lagesse Oct 17, 2008

    Thanks, I failed to see (or look for) the 98 in the CPU column for the MS Content Index Service 'cisvc' there were 5 copies in 5 different places. I was successful in deleting four of them, but the last one would NOT stay deleted. It reapears in less than 30 seconds. Seems to be an integral part of the Window OS.

    I can end the process in Task Manager every time I reboot, but that is something I do not want to do every time I restart my computer.

    At least I know what is the source of the problem now! So now I can deal with that.


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Task Manager will tell you.
If you click on the Processes tab it gives a list of what is running and there is normally a column for CPU, if your does not have one go to the menu item View, select Select Columns and put a check mark next to CPU.

For much more detail you can get a Task Manager on steroids, go to and download Process Explorer.

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    John Hong Oct 18, 2008

    Right click on My Computer, select Manage

    On the left side of the window that opens, select Services.

    Disable the Indexing Service.


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I just used something called system mechanic, with a 30 day freebie on it..worked mighty slick

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